Iphone Hack : Succeed

Iphone is a very magnificent little device. However, being bonded to AT&T carrier crushes many of people’s desire to own an Iphone.

Just after the release of easy unlocking method, I rushed into AT&T store to purchase one.

I spent one evening to figure out the way to unlock the phone. Even it’s easy, there is a vast area of unknowns to me. I don’t even know how to upgrade the firmware and I almost bricked my phone by stopping it while upgrading. Luckily, everything finally come to pieces. After several restoration process, I managed to unlock it.

Now I can use other carrier in my Iphone including Maxis. Nice!

  1. #1 by squaretan on September 17, 2007 - 2:27 am

    Call ISA catch you! ^^

  2. #2 by Irwan on September 17, 2007 - 2:38 am

    not illegal at all lah… but isa can take anyone… opss.. i can’t say that… haha

  3. #3 by jelly on September 17, 2007 - 9:38 am

    you’re genius la irwan….bravoo

  4. #4 by kaklong on September 17, 2007 - 9:44 am

    wah irwan~! so good! if i got iphone free, then can I ask you to unlock it? ^_^

  5. #5 by hanping on September 17, 2007 - 1:04 pm

    irwan, u using maxis on iphone? are u able to receive calls from it?

  6. #6 by Irwan on September 17, 2007 - 1:40 pm

    yeah. But my result is slightly pelik:

    Call in: yes
    Call out: no
    Sms in:yes
    sms out:no

    but i’m using maxis in the US. so you might get different mileage.

  7. #7 by squaretan on September 17, 2007 - 2:26 pm

    ISA i got irwan’s hp number. You want or not? ^^

  8. #8 by Russell on October 3, 2007 - 11:34 am

    Hi Irwan,

    Was wondering if you’ve managed to figure out how to make the iPhone receive calls on Maxis. Everything works on mine except this. Would love to hear from you. Thanks!

  9. #9 by Irwan on October 3, 2007 - 12:23 pm

    in malaysia maxis still don’t accept call in. I’m roaming in the us.that’s why i can accept call in.

  10. #10 by Russell on October 3, 2007 - 5:50 pm

    Thanks for the heads-up. Lets hope Maxis, offers a solution soon.

  11. #11 by woi on October 9, 2007 - 8:17 pm

    Just unlocked my iphone today. I also experienced the same problem with call in using Maxis. Should have googled before I bought the phone. Sigh!

    Any idea if the unlocked iphone works better with the other carriers?

  12. #12 by Irwan on October 9, 2007 - 8:58 pm

    it just got problem with maxis. other carrier should be fine. but some celcom simcard cannot be detect. but here is workaround for it:

    Okay, 1st step put atnt sim card (or any working simcard, digi, maxis) n power on.. Wait until it got some signal bar / no service display..

    2. Go to setting, carrier. If will search for network. (if no carier show, go back home and wait a while). wait till all 3 network found.

    3. Press power buttonto put iphone on standy .

    4. Replace the simcard with celcom.

    5. Press power button. You will see the network list. Choose celcom and press home button..

    credit – aneip from lowyat (my brother haha)

  13. #13 by woi on October 10, 2007 - 7:05 am

    Thanks for the workaround. It may come in handy.

  14. #14 by woi on October 13, 2007 - 7:57 am

    Worked with DIGI prepaid 🙂 but having to give up my long standing Maxis number may be a deal maker. Oh well there is always eBay and such.

    One minor issue – the iphone sometimes connect to a wireless network but is unable to obtain a valid ip address from dhcp.

    Anyone encounter this problem before ?

  15. #15 by mont on November 2, 2007 - 4:27 pm

    i gues it might not be DHCP .. may be the router is limited to give DHCP for limilted clinets ..

    u can always enter the ip in static.. itll work .. it the ip is in line wid da DHCP ..

    n chek for the wirless reception

  16. #16 by woi on November 2, 2007 - 7:55 pm

    Yes it does work when you enter a fixed ip.

    Re the DHCP issue, the router in the office is configured to give out 10 addresses with MAC filter enabled. The MAC of the iPhone is entered correctly and we have less than 10 computers in the office. So who knows ! Anyway its only a minor issue.

    I must say though I am getting quite attached to the iPhone. I just wish that the Maxis call in problem is solved soon.

  17. #17 by nana on November 3, 2007 - 5:19 pm

    isn’t it expensive to be using roaming? everytime i go abroad, i dread receiving my maxis bill. the international roaming charges makes me wanna faint.

  18. #18 by MAS on November 4, 2007 - 3:41 pm

    I just got my iPhone working without unlocking process. DIGI and Celcom works except Maxis can’t get call-in.

    I use a Singapore SIM card to try on three network too. Same, Maxis just can’t reach the iPhone.

    Technology too high, MAXIS can’t follow… Haha… Kidding!

    Features not really good on iPhone. Everything is great but Phone Features like SMS and Phone Calls.


  19. #19 by Ronger on November 7, 2007 - 7:18 pm

    How can i unlock my Iphone yer? Dah banyak kali cuba masih lagi tak boleh terima call. Tolong Tolong sikit

  20. #20 by Irwan on November 8, 2007 - 10:12 am

    try search kat hackint0sh.com utk jailbreakme.com punye guide. senang jer.. xde computer pun blh

  21. #21 by gmie on November 8, 2007 - 12:50 pm

    nak tanya lah..
    i use celcom 3g sim card..is that work with iphone? plan to buy lah..seen i will going to san francisco next week..
    let say i follow any reference to unlock..is that still work with celcom??


  22. #22 by gmie on November 8, 2007 - 12:53 pm

    cos my fren just come back from new york..dia cakap celcom lepas..dunno lah..wait release at MY will be next year la tu..harga pon bleh tahan..
    possible ke kalau beli at STATE and use our sim card (celcom or maxis)

  23. #23 by gmie on November 8, 2007 - 12:57 pm

    are really sure..where do you get Iphone??

  24. #24 by Irwan on November 8, 2007 - 2:16 pm

    celcom stengah simcard xde masalah. klo x compatible either request simcard 64kb or gune workaround kat atas tu.

  25. #25 by wm2007 on November 11, 2007 - 9:56 pm

    for DHCP issue,can try openDHS setting or

    Btw, how much is iphone sold in malaysia?

  26. #26 by Russell on November 11, 2007 - 11:03 pm

    Was at Low Yat Plaza over the weekend. Found 2 shops selling it. RM2,500 and RM2,650. If you can get someone to buy an unlocked phone from Europe, it’ll be a safer bet. You don’t need to play cat and mouse with Apple each time they lock you out.

  27. #27 by wm2007 on November 12, 2007 - 12:06 am

    The French ones will be unlocked and will be on sale starting Nov 29 but no idea on how much it will cost.

    So far, I see no reason upgrading to any firmware other than 1.1.1 so you can choose not to play the Tom and Jerry game for a while.

  28. #28 by gmie on November 12, 2007 - 4:22 pm

    u sure haa..without unlock ur celcom work??
    buzz me @ YM! gm1e6t9@yahoo.com

  29. #29 by wm2007 on November 12, 2007 - 11:13 pm

    Nah…phone must be unlocked. I think MAS is using an unlocked phone roaming from Singapore into Malaysia.

  30. #30 by verdell on November 14, 2007 - 9:26 am

    hi irwan, got a problem with my iphone, it was fine yesterday but after reloading credit to DIGI it can’t call out but manage to receive every other things. any idea what happened?

  31. #31 by hitosi on November 14, 2007 - 2:38 pm

    Hi Irwan,
    I have my iphone with celcom 3G card. Have try the matter of use others sim card to start then swap to celcom 3G again after select My Celcom.

    The problem is.. after sometime(normally 30min) i will get no service at the status..

    Any idea on how this ?

  32. #32 by hitosi on November 16, 2007 - 4:19 pm

    Just back from celcom.. you can change from 3G to 2G.. can’t download.
    But what you can do is.. celcom the current account and re-register and choose back the same phone number and a 2G package.

  33. #33 by Jong on September 21, 2008 - 10:59 am

    my iphone work with all sim including 3g card
    and i’m using the very latest firmware 2.1 that I Unlock, jaibreak and Activate myself soo far soo good and i did installed cydia, installer 4 & app Store in this firmware. I have a bunch of app store game and application that work flawleslly with this firmware yep..i as well can sync with latest itunes 8 without crash on application, chram rite….hehe

    • #34 by saiful on September 23, 2008 - 4:02 pm

      i recently restored and updated my iphone to 2.1 firmware,i managed to jailbreak my iphone,unlocked it.im using maxis,after i’ve done with jailbreaking,my signal show nothing/no service.it also shows no carrier section in the general settings..

      please help…
      really need my iphone back.

      • #35 by Dr-sotz on October 4, 2009 - 4:28 am

        u can put ur iphone on the box again lar jong..keep ur eye on devteam blog..when they release 5.09 to 6.04 bootloader unlock software then u can use ur iphone again…before they release the software u can use ur iphone to be ipod or psp 😛

    • #36 by Safar on September 24, 2008 - 2:21 am

      I unintentionally upgraded my iphone when I was prompt to do so during sync with itunes. My iphone screwed-up since then. Went to the shop where I bought but they can do nothing. Lucky I still keep my old Nokia9100i with all contacts. I still have the AT&T simcard. Like Saiful, I really need my iphone back.What should we do? Pls advise.

      • #37 by saiful on September 24, 2008 - 3:55 pm

        hey man…
        finally got it working wonderfully…

        1.get pwnage 2.1 tools,install to your mac
        2.open library/itunes/mobiledevice – delete the file inside it
        3.open pwnage 2.1,follow all the requirements,just google for tutorials
        4.during the process,answer ‘NO’ if your phone has been pawned before.
        5.get your phone in DFU mode.
        6.open itunes 8,restore it to your custom firmware.ipsw(remember to learn the tutorials first yeah)
        7.let it run by itself.
        8.voila,ur iphone is yours again man..
        8.anything just contact me

        • #38 by Joon Nan on September 30, 2008 - 4:14 pm

          I had the same issue with you. There is no network after I have upgraded to 2.1 using QuickPwn.exe. Not sure how your steps work? Can explain more details? Thanks.

        • #39 by Joon Nan on September 30, 2008 - 5:00 pm

          My mistake, I forgot to check the “unlock phone”. ^_^
          Now able to use Maxis. So nice.

  34. #40 by joNg on September 24, 2008 - 6:40 pm

    so did you install application or game from app store after that…? i got application & game installed in my iphone even the paid one without me paying anything hundred of them..you know what i mean rite coolness..

    For safar…try to learn from saiful ok.

  35. #41 by ak on February 15, 2009 - 3:09 am

    guys.. i’m so new to iphone and apple stuff.. so when i doing synchronize i accidentally press update. then its install the new updated firmware to my iphone, however, since that i cant enter my iphone and only able to go emergency call screen. i cant even go the spring board. are there any solution to my problem since the iphone ask me to enter sim card and i obviously dont have any at&t simcard with me :(.
    Are there any shop that doing activation and do anyone know how much they charge?
    please help with this. thanks.

  36. #42 by azza on June 11, 2009 - 11:55 am

    anyone can help me:

    i already install itunes to my computer..then how to add it to my iphone?

  37. #43 by Dr-sotz on October 4, 2009 - 4:26 am

    no services sebab kaw nya bootloader dah upgrade 5.09 atau 6.04 so kepada yg blom upgrade ke 3.0 atau pon 3.1 nya os lebey baik takyah upgrade dulu kecuali kalau dah ada unlock untuk bootloader version tu.kalau korang dah terupgrade mcm mr dookie korang dah bley simpan iphone tu dulu dalam kotak dia balik 😀

  38. #44 by djoko trisanto on October 4, 2009 - 5:04 pm



    Cellular and wireless

    UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
    Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

    In the box
    iPhone 3GS Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
    Dock Connector to USB Cable
    USB Power Adapter
    SIM eject tool



  39. #45 by meen on December 6, 2009 - 6:04 pm

    irwan.. i just wanna know is ur brother is working @ low yat? i wonder where i can send my iphone to unlock it.

  40. #47 by Han on January 16, 2010 - 12:03 pm

    coolness! im thinking to get an iphone but im using celcom.. now that i know we can unlock it, im surely gonna go buy it today! 😀

    • #48 by Irwan on January 16, 2010 - 9:42 pm

      good luck!

  41. #49 by tejas on March 1, 2010 - 2:48 am

    hi Irwan.I am getting an factory unlocked 3gs 16gb but I have heard that the new devices r having new bootloader 5.09 + which can’t be jailbreak…..is there any way to jailbreak it.

  42. #50 by ew@n on March 11, 2010 - 9:58 pm

    irwan please help me..
    my prob same with me, as a newbies with this iphone, i accidently upgrading my ipnone however since that i cant enter my iphone and only able to go emergency call screen. i cant even go the spring board. are there any solution to my problem since the iphone ask me to enter sim card..

    any advise for me?!!

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